"Jazz is a great dance for the man or woman who doesn't know how to dance."
"It doesn't require dancing to dance jazz."
"Take the dance away from the floor and jazz music wouldn't last a week."
"The flat-footed, knock-kneed, pigeon-toed man, or the man or woman who hasn't any rhythm or music in his soul is what keeps jazz music and jazz dancing before the public."
"Jass is a dance made by and for the flat-footed man."
"When jazz is buried, and the funeral is not far distant, it will be buried so deep that God himself can't find it then-and flat-footed man and the unmusical woulds will be the mourners at the grave."
These were some of the original flashes from the tongue of John Philip Sousa.